Kemei Professional Hair Straighteners KM-329 sold via Wish Recall

18 August 2023


Electric shock.

Models affected

Model Number: KM-329
WISH ID: 5c676c90a1bdfb47eff47a12


Black hair straightener with black power supply cord and 2-pin plug, supplied with separate travel adaptor.

The product presents a serious risk of electric shock as it is supplied with a noncompliant travel adaptor which only has two pins, with the pins too close to the periphery of the plug edge, allowing access to live parts. The adaptor does not have a fuse link, presenting a fire hazard. There is inadequate protection against accidental contact with live parts. Additionally, metal parts were separated from live parts with basic insulation only, which does not meet the requirements for Class II appliances. If a user were to touch a part which is live, they would receive an electric shock. The product also requires improvement to marking, labelling and documentation.

The product does not meet the requirements of the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 2016.